Resources

Substance Abuse treatment options in Washtenaw County

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EWASHTENAW.ORG - Includes a list of LOCAL self-help and support groups and treatment centers for individuals seeking help with alcohol and substance use issues.

Local 12 Step Meeting Schedule - A twelve-step program is a set of guiding principles outlining a course of action for tackling problems including alcoholism, drug addiction and compulsion. Alcoholics Anonymous is the largest of all the twelve-step programs (from which all other twelve-steps programs are derived), followed by Narcotics Anonymous; the majority of twelve-step members are recovering from addiction to alcohol or other drugs. The majority of twelve-step programs, however, address illnesses other than addiction.

Big Red Barrel - The Big Red Barrel Program is designed to reduce misuse of prescription drugs in a community by proactive collection and disposal through safe means, utilizing a local “drop-off barrel” point. The barrels are permanent units located at police stations, and allow community members to properly dispose of their unused, unwanted or expired medication for free. All medication is then collected and transported by law enforcement officials, and disposed of in an environmentally safe, EPA-approved manner. Pharmaceutically-controlled substances are accepted including, but not limited to, OxyContin, Vicodin, and Percocet. No questions will be asked. Our motto is “Don’t flush, toss, share, or save for later. Use the Big Red Barrel.”

Schools Using Coordinating Community Efforts to Strengthen Students (Project SUCCESS) - Project SUCCESS is a national model program that has been proved effective in preventing and reducing teen substances use. Manchester School District currently has a Project SUCCESS Counselor in the High School (Tuesdays) and Middle School (Wednesdays). The Project SUCCESS Counselor facilitates groups, classroom education, and individual appointments with students and family members.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) - CADCA is the premier membership organization representing those working to make their communities safe, healthy and drug-free.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) - Provides scientific research to the public related to drugs and alcohol in an effort to help prevent substance abuse.

Substance Abuse & Mental  Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

Michigan Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking (MCRUD) - The mission of the Michigan Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking is to provide leadership on state and national issues and to assists individuals, grassroots groups, and organizations to reduce underage drinking locally.  Our primary mission is to assist you at the local level with the issues you have identified. Therefore, the majority of our work is done at the local level.  Any work done at a larger level, state-wide or nationally, is done to support local grassroots efforts.